Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich has taken great efforts to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing scientific environment.
We offer a broad diversity of subjects: The traditional areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry have been enriched by Chemical Technology, Radiochemistry, Food Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, and Hydrochemistry many years ago. The last years saw new expansions into the fields of Biochemistry and Construction Chemistry. [More...]

Electrode materials
from the microwave oven

Pink, microcrystalline lithium cobalt phosphate powder. (Photo: Andreas Battenberg / TUM)

Novel process for producing high-voltage cathodes for lithium-ion batteries

[18.10.2017] Power on the go is in demand: The higher the battery capacity, the larger the range of electric cars and the longer the operating time of cell phones and laptops. Dr. Jennifer Ludwig of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a process that allows a fast, simple, and cost-effective production of the promising cathode material lithium cobalt phosphate in high quality. The chemist was awarded the Evonik Research Prize for her work. [more...]

Nobelprize for TUM-Alumnus
Prof. Joachim Frank

Space-filling model of alphaB crystallin. Cryo-electron microscopy measurements helped to elucidate the structure. (Image: Andi Mainz / TUM)

2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of cryo-electron microscopy

[04.10.2017] Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson today were awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry 2017 for their groundbreaking work on the development of cryo-electron microscopy. Joachim Frank promoted in the group of Prof. Walter Hoppe, a pioneer of electron microscopy, at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Today he is researching at Columbia University in New York. [more...]